College History


Independence Junior College opened an evening division on August 27, 2007 with 45 students enrolled and housed temporarily in the Independence High School’s facilities.  This was an initiative of the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Administration and Board of Management of Independence High School.  Since then, the junior college has almost tripled in size.

Inspecting the site for construction of IJC’s first building

Our current offerings include a variety of degrees within our Business and Science programs. These programs were structured to emphasize practical education in an effort to ensure functionality of our students in the varied industrial undertakings in our immediate surroundings.

A junior college in this area was long overdue as many young people were not able to further their formal training due to lack of the necessary financial resources.  The main feeder institution is Independence High School, which began operation in September

Clearing the site for construction of IJC’s first facility

1989 and now has a population of over 900 students, graduating on average 175 students each year.

The institution is managed by a Board of Management consisting of twelve members having representation of the churches, feeder primary schools, businesses, community and alumni.

We continue our resolve to provide our young people with a well-rounded education that will enable them to effectively contribute to the further development of Southern Belize, and by extension – Belize.

Independence Junior College looks to the future with hope and enthusiasm because of its many well-wishers and supporters.  Thanks!

IJC’s first facility


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